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Patrick Abi Nader, Evan Hilberg, John M. Schuna, Deborah H. John and Katherine B. Gunter

Few elementary school-aged children (6–11 y old) accumulate the daily recommended levels of physical activity (PA). 1 The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend that children and adolescents aged 6–17 years do at least 60 minutes of mostly moderate to vigorous PA (MVPA) daily. 2 The

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Alex V. Rowlands

How active someone is can appear to simply be a matter of personal choice but reflects both external (eg, is there a park nearby?) and biological (eg, how old are they?) determinants. Exploring the extent to which external and biological factors determine physical activity, and how flexible an

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Hannah G. Calvert, Matthew T. Mahar, Brian Flay and Lindsey Turner

health-enhancing physical activity (PA). 2 , 3 Research has shown that school-based PA interventions are effective for improving health outcomes and also for improving educationally relevant behavioral outcomes such as time on task 4 – 6 and academic achievement. 7 , 8 To experience optimal health

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Guy El Hajj Boutros, José A. Morais and Antony D. Karelis

people to adopt healthy and active lifestyles and prevent many of the deleterious effects of aging. Healthy Aging and Physical Activity Physical activity appears to be an important lifestyle habit in order to achieve healthy aging by promoting independence and increasing the quality of life of older

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Timothy J. Walker, Jessica M. Tullar, Pamela M. Diamond, Harold W. Kohl III and Benjamin C. Amick III

Given the economic impact of poor health among employees, employers are investing money and resources in worksite health promotion programs. 1 Physical activity is a primary focus of worksite health promotion due to the associated health benefits. Physical activity has been shown to prevent and

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Kevin Lanza, Brian Stone Jr, Paul M. Chakalian, Carina J. Gronlund, David M. Hondula, Larissa Larsen, Evan Mallen and Regine Haardörfer

The United States is in the midst of a physical inactivity problem, where only 54.1% of adults self-reported reaching levels of aerobic physical activity recommended by the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans in 2017. 1 This lack of physical activity, along with poor eating habits

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Alan L. Smith

Defined as any bodily movement generated by skeletal muscles that produces energy expenditure ( Caspersen, Powell, & Christenson, 1985 ), physical activity is inherently constrained to the individual mover. Yet, physical activity is a behavior that is socially and culturally embedded. Full

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Pamela K. Samra, Amanda L. Rebar, Lynne Parkinson, Jannique G.Z. van Uffelen, Stephanie Schoeppe, Deborah Power, Anthony Schneiders, Corneel Vandelanotte and Stephanie Alley

Increasing physical activity is important for improving both health and quality of life for older adults (65 years and older; Broekhuizen et al., 2016 ; Lee et al., 2012 ). Regular physical activity can reduce the risk of chronic disease, falls, depression, and dementia in older adults ( Ahlskog

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Danielle Peers

ethically be fixed ( Hobbs & Rice, 2013 ). In short, “The Heterosexual Questionnaire” was an axiological intervention. In this article, I am attempting to make a similar axiological intervention within the context of adapted physical activity (APA): one that renders noticeable the tacit values, and ethical

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Jaehun Jung, Willie Leung, Bridgette Marie Schram and Joonkoo Yun

The benefits of engaging in physical activity have been well documented. Physical activity reduces cardiometabolic risk factors, depression ( Bassuk & Manson, 2005 ; Herring, Puetz, O’Connor, & Dishman, 2012 ), and risk of 13 types of cancers ( Moore et al., 2016 ). It also improves blood pressure